Earnings in the trades vary widely from industry to industry and between different types of role. Depending on experience you could be earning minimum wage or earning up as high as a six-figure salary.
A labourer will earn an average of around £15,000 starting out, but salaries can increase rapidly depending on experience and if you learn a specific skill or trade.
As a graduate in this industry, you will command a much higher salary than those on the ground doing the manual work.
Average salaries for various jobs are as follows:
- Quantity surveyor - £31,878
- Project Manager - £42,408
- Construction Manager - £40,000
- Civil Engineer - £29,650
- Contracts Manager - £40,800